The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Second Trumpet: The Burning Mountain in the Sea

Object Details

Title:

The Second Trumpet: The Burning Mountain in the Sea

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

English

Place:

London (probably), England (Place Created)

Date:

about 1255–1260

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, colored washes, pen and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig III 1 (83.MC.72), fol. 11v

Dimensions:

Leaf: 31.9 × 22.5 cm (12 9/16 × 8 7/8 in.)

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Object Description

According to Saint John's text, when the second angel sounds its trumpet, "a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea, and a third part of the sea became blood." (Apocalypse 8:8) On the left, an angel with multi-colored wings blows the trumpet while ships filled with people and animals capsize amidst tongues of fire on the right.